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Remaining In The EU Is A Privilege, Not A Sacrifice

David Sassoli | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
David Sassoli

The strategy right now -- supported by the Eurosceptic minority -- seems to be to provoke uncertainty and deepen the economic disaster created by the UK. It will only result in self-inflicted wounds.

The United Kingdom's Strange Defeat

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The result of last Thursday's Brexit referendum marks a victory not of the people but of populism. Not of democracy but of demagogy. It is a victory of the hard right over the moderate right and of the radical over the liberal left.

What Brexit Means for The Rest of Us

Jennifer Sabin | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Jennifer Sabin

If Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union has taught the world anything, it's that the liberal "It can't happen here" mentality has been ...

Why France's Far-Right Is Rooting For A Brexit

Geoffroy Clavel | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
Geoffroy Clavel

The National Front is convinced that the Brexit vote is proof of its longstanding argument that the European Union, in its present form, is doomed to disintegrate.

Trumps Of The World

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump was not the first. Nor is he alone. Nor will his message fade, even if he loses big in November. In the U.K., he’s pro-Br...

7 Countries With Their Own Versions Of Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump may be a distinctly American figure, but his politics are far from unique to the U.S. He is part of a wave of far-right populists around ...

What Went Wrong With Francois Hollande's Presidency

Charles Kolb | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Charles Kolb

Francois Hollande's presidency has lacked clear purpose. The president seems to vacillate between his economics ministers. His first economics minister, Arnaud Montebourg, antagonized the French business community and made public comments at odds with Hollande's policies.

Meet The French -- And Female -- Donald Trump

Constance Leisure | Posted 06.02.2016 | Fifty
Constance Leisure

The French Donald Trump isn't a rich businessman. The French Donald Trump did, however, inherit the family business -- a political party -- from daddy; is an effective orator, inflaming the audience with direct language. As to being anti-woman, well, the French Donald Trump is -- a woman.

Austria Is Just the Beginning of a More Polarized World

Alex Gorlach | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
Alex Gorlach

BERLIN -- Western society is becoming starkly divided, pulled to the fringes of politics -- both right and left.

Andrew Sullivan Inadvertently Shows How Not to Defeat Trump

Jim Sleeper | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

I'll write and work and vote for Hillary Clinton against Trump this fall, but not because I've been told that corporate money in elections and the marketization of everything aren't dissolving our citizenship and democracy

Conservatives Spout Hateful Rhetoric In Wake Of Brussels Attacks

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 01.04.2017 | World

Many people opened their hearts and their doors to those affected by Tuesday's Brussels attacks that killed more than 30 and injured at least 200 peop...

Trumpism: When Nationalism Meets Globalism

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Leon T. Hadar

In "The Lexus and the Olive Tree," published at the height of the globalization era in 2000, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman contrasted two visions competing for influence.

The World According to Trump

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.13.2016 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The word "trump," according to the dictionary, is an alteration of the word triumph. And because Donald Trump, the US presidential candidate, appears likely to become the nominee of the Grand Old Party of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, we owe it to ourselves to ask in what sense and for whom he represents a triumph.

Germany's Right-Wing Revival: A Worrying Trend of Intolerance Is Spreading in the West

Alex Gorlach | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
Alex Gorlach

BERLIN -- A victory by a German far-right and anti-immigrant party in a recent election signals Germany's relapse into barbarism. And it's part of a larger trend. For the inhabitants of the richest countries on Earth, the fear of change has been funneled into a fear of refugees.

Politics In Response to Terrorism

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 01.07.2017 | World
Abdullah Sharif

Muslims do commit murder and other crimes just like killers and criminals of other religious persuasions. But we should not indict a whole group because some from their ranks are capable of carrying out unspeakable acts of violence.

Europe: North And South

Pavlos Tsimas | Posted 12.20.2016 | World
Pavlos Tsimas

Spain has tilted slightly to the left and, for the first time in post Franco history, is about to experience some sort of coalition government.

No Celebration in France Over Blocking Le Pen

Joel Dreyfuss | Posted 12.17.2016 | Politics
Joel Dreyfuss

France dodged the bullet in Sunday's second round of regional elections, but the threat from the extreme right remains a dark cloud over election post-mortems. Mainstream French politicians expressed relief this week that they had turned back a bid by Marine Le Pen's right-wing National Front that threatened to win control of six of France's 13 regions.

James Foley's Parents Condemn French Far Right Leader For Tweeting Photos Of ISIS Killings

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2017 | World

PARIS (AP) — French far right leader Marine Le Pen on Thursday took down a tweet showing the killing of American reporter James Foley after his fami...

The French Rally To The Republic

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 12.15.2016 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

marine le pen The French turned out, en masse, to say that they did not want to see the Le Pen gang take possession of their regions. That is the most important lesson from Sunday's vote, and it is a reassuring one. But what caused the nation to right itself?

The Front National Must Be Put in a European Perspective

Jean-Yves Camus | Posted 12.15.2016 | World
Jean-Yves Camus

Rather than sudden and table-overturning victories, the future of the radical right in Western Europe possibly lies in a capacity to be maintained in the very long-term, in modifying their "revolutionary" dimension and in being satisfied with it being a force of rebalancing at the heart of the right.

French Regional Elections: The 'Crazy' Is Everywhere

Anne Sinclair | Posted 12.15.2016 | World
Anne Sinclair

The "crazy" is everywhere. The question is whether, after the fear subsides, the varying political forces will return to "business as usual" as if nothing fundamental has changed in French politics.

Why Voters Won't Keep Bailing Out France's Mainstream

Cas Mudde | Posted 12.14.2016 | World
Cas Mudde

It is often said that politicians live for the day, lacking both a historical perspective and a long-term vision. In many ways the same can be said about media reporting on politics.

Even This Far-Right Leader Says She Wouldn't Go As Far As Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 12.11.2015 | World

Even Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right National Front who once compared Muslims praying in the streets to the Nazi occupation, thinks Do...

The 2-Party System Is Supposed To Stop People Like Trump. It's Not.

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- France and the United States think of themselves as sibling founders of modern republican democracy -- and of a two-party system that sh...

What Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump Have in Common

Joel Dreyfuss | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics
Joel Dreyfuss

France's wrenching shift to the right in last Sunday's regional elections should serve as a warning to American liberals.